“The fog that trapped the people of Hutton’s Bridge for eighty years has disappeared, but now so have the villagers.
Fearing the worst, Tressa and Bastian must navigate a new and dangerous world in search of their people. Among their allies are a healer, a warrior, and even a dragon—but their enemies are far greater.
Hutton’s Bridge has long protected a powerful secret, one the dragonlords will kill to control. As the realms rise, Tressa and Bastian risk everything to save their people, until one must make the ultimate sacrifice”
Sooooo last week I posted about the first book in this amazing series, Hidden, and if you read it you know I raved on about it. AND I am happy to announce that this book is as good, if not better.
The second book is a continuation of Tressa and Bastian story and is split into character POV chapters. The swapping POV worked very well adding a depth and roundness to the characters and story. It’s very clearly marked which characters POV you are read from and leaves little room for confusion.
The story is based around Tressa and Bastians quest to find their fellow villagers who have mysteriously disappeared from their village. Throughout this fast paced page turner, Tressa and Bastian face many trials, together and apart. There is a heap of action of course and some very well written and clear fight scenes. (Hurrah!)
As we discovered in the previous book, Tressa feelings towards Bastian are wavering. In this novel her quest to find her people drives her even further away from Bastian and into Jerretts waiting arms…. But who will she choose!? bam bam baaaam..! (you can find out if you buy this book)
I loved the way Megg Jensen worked the romance into this novel. It is there but doesn’t dominate. Just enough to intrigue.
Whilst Tressa is traveling through new lands with Jarrett, Bastian is stuck in limbo unsure about what to do and who to trust. He is adjusting to this new life and nothing seem simple. He is at times desperate to go back to the old way before the fog fell.
This character development is interesting because its more like a his is devolving. In the last novel he was more progressive in his thinking, wanting to escape this fog village and free his people. Explore the lands. In this novel he is a bit more hesitant and at times just wanted to go back to his old life. To something ‘normal’.
The world Megg Jensen has created it really creative. It reminds me a bit of Game of Thrones with its geography… and dragons!
There is still a lot of unanswered questions and I have no idea where this series is going and how its going to end. This is one of the best things about this novel. It twists and turns and goes places I couldn’t predict. Just as I start thinking that I know what’s going to happen it completely changes again.
It’s an exciting book with something for everyone!
And as always…